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about 2 million people were expected to attend Obama's inauguration


Yes. If January 20 falls on a Sunday however, the president elect is still sworn into office in a private ceremony, and then a public ceremony the following day.


The inauguration began on January 21, 2013, at 12 noon. (There was a small, private ceremony in the White House on January 20th, and then the public ceremony on the 21st.)


The President will be sworn into office during a private ceremony instead. On the day after (Monday) a public ceremony will be held.


Inauguration Day Is January 20. If that day is a Sunday, the public ceremony is held the next day.



January 20 is inauguration day in the US. If it falls on Sunday, the public ceremony is held the next day,


Normally, inaugurations are on January 20th, but in 2013, that day is a Sunday, so the public swearing-in ceremony will be on Monday the 21st, 2013.


Inauguration Day is not a public holiday and most people are expected to work as usual. In most of the United States of America, schools, stores and other organizations are open as normal. Public transport services run on their regular schedules. There may be changes to normal broadcasting schedules on television and radio, as news stations cover the inauguration ceremony. Inauguration Day is a federal holiday for some federal employees who work in the District of Columbia or the surrounding areas. This is mainly to reduce the amount of congestion on the roads and public transit systems of the area. In and around Washington DC there can be considerable disruption to public life, both on Inauguration Day and in the days before and after the ceremony. This is not only due to the actual ceremony and parades that accompany it, but also the protests and demonstrations that are organized and the massive security operation that takes place. If you have business affairs in this area in the second half of January in an inauguration year, it is wise to check carefully that you will be able to do what you need to. Reference:Time and date.com


January 20, the same as 2009 Actually, the date of the public inauguration has not yet been set, because the day following Sunday the 20th is a federal holiday (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Observed) so it may be held as late as Tuesday, January 22, 2013. A private ceremony will still most likely be held at 12:00 noon on Sunday as has been done when previous Inauguration Days have fallen on Sunday.


He was elected on November 4, 2008, and was sworn into office on January 20, 2009. The next presidential election took place on November 6, 2012. President Obama won re-election, and was sworn into office on January 20, 2013; but since that day fell on a federal holiday, the public inauguration ceremony occurred on January 21.


Yes, the Presidential Inauguration is not a National Holiday and most public institutions will follow their regular weekly schedules.


**** UPDATED INFO ***** Suggest you tune in a bit earlier than the times listed below. Tuesday, January 20, 2009 -- US Presidential Inauguration Ceremony begins at: 11:30 EST in Washington, D.C. 10:30 AM Central Time 09:30 AM Mountain Time 08:30 Pacific Time Parade begins at 2:30 PM EST. Unknow how long ceremony will run because different people will speak, and every person has their own speaking cadence, and the final drafts of the speeches are not yet available to the general public, but it should end in time for the principle folks to get ready for the parade.


No, the ketubah is signed in a private ceremony before the public ceremony. It is read out loud during the public ceremony though.


**** UPDATED INFO ***** Suggest you tune in a bit earlier than the times listed below. Tuesday, January 20, 2009 -- US Presidential Inauguration Ceremony begins at: 11:30 EST in Washington, D.C. 10:30 AM Central Time 09:30 AM Mountain Time 08:30 Pacific Time Parade begins at 2:30 PM EST. Unknow how long ceremony will run because different people will speak, and every person has their own speaking cadence, and the final drafts of the speeches are not yet available to the general public, but it should end in time for the principle folks to get ready for the parade.


An inauguration is a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a major public leader's term of office. The "inaugural address" is a speech given during this ceremony which informs the people of his/her intentions as a leader.Political inaugurations often feature lavish ceremonies, in which the politician publicly takes his or her oath of office in front of a large crowd of spectators. The equivalent ceremony in another jurisdiction may such as to be called a "swearing in". A monarchical inauguration is similar to what in another jurisdiction may be called a coronation or enthroment.


Ever since Washington, D.C. became the capital of the United States in 1800, every public U.S. presidential inauguration has been held at the U.S. Capitol Building with two exceptions: James Monroe's first inauguration (the Capitol Building was still being rebuilt at that time after being destroyed by British forces during the War of 1812) and Franklin D. Roosevelt's fourth inauguration.The most popular location for public presidential inaugurations has been the Capitol's East Portico, but every public inauguration beginning in 1989 has taken place at the west front of the Capitol Building.


The constitution says the inauguration must occur on January 20th. But this year, that day fell on a Sunday, meaning most businesses and government offices were closed. So, there was a small, private ceremony in the White House (to fulfill the constitutional rules) on January 20th, but then a larger public ceremony the next day, which in 2013, turned out to be Martin Luther King Day.


President Obama won the 2012 election, which was held on November 6, 2012. Normally, the inauguration takes place on January 20th. But in 2013, that day was a federal holiday; so while the president was officially sworn in, during a small ceremony at the White House, most government offices and many businesses were closed. As a result, the public ceremony and the inaugural address took place a day later, on January 21, 2013.


Inauguration of a new presidential term takes place at noon on January 20 in the year following the presidential election. The next one will be Jan. 20, 2013. If Jan. 20, falls on Sunday, the public inaugurating ceremonies are held the next day. The exact quote from the 20th amendment to the US Constitution is "The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January,"



People who whanted to attend the first public school. LOL


**** UPDATED INFO ***** Suggest you tune in a bit earlier than the times listed below. Tuesday, January 20, 2009 -- US Presidential Inauguration Ceremony begins at: 11:30 EST in Washington, D.C. 10:30 AM Central Time 09:30 AM Mountain Time 08:30 Pacific Time Parade begins at 2:30 PM EST. Unknow how long ceremony will run because different people will speak, and every person has their own speaking cadence, and the final drafts of the speeches are not yet available to the general public, but it should end in time for the principle folks to get ready for the parade.


**** UPDATED INFO ***** Suggest you tune in a bit earlier than the times listed below. Tuesday, January 20, 2009 -- US Presidential Inauguration Ceremony begins at: 11:30 EST in Washington, D.C. 10:30 AM Central Time 09:30 AM Mountain Time 08:30 Pacific Time Parade begins at 2:30 PM EST. Unknow how long ceremony will run because different people will speak, and every person has their own speaking cadence, and the final drafts of the speeches are not yet available to the general public, but it should end in time for the principle folks to get ready for the parade.


On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama became the only two-term U.S. President to date (late January 2013) to take the U.S. Presidential Oath of Office four times. On January 21, 2009, the day after President Obama's first inauguration, he repeated the Oath with Chief Justice John Roberts because Justice Roberts had misspoken the Oath during the public ceremony. Inauguration Day has fallen on a Sunday three times since the date was changed to January 20, in 1957, in 1985 and in 2013. In each case, the President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama respectively, was starting his second term, and in each case the President took the Oath of Office in a private ceremony on Sunday the 20th then repeated the Oath during the public ceremony on Monday the 21st.



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